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by Gopher Blog
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan to Wisconsin
Replies: 27
Views: 2880

Re: Ryder Donovan to Wisconsin

Just for the record... Mittelstadt did play juniors at Green Bay. Just not a full time schedule.
by Gopher Blog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)
Replies: 42
Views: 3124

Re: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)

McGregor was going to be traded from Sioux Falls. He didn't like that option so he quit. Literally packed up and quit on the spot and said he's done playing hockey. This all happened before anything was pulled by the U. Which is why the remarks of some on here are laughable. Of course, college loya...
by Gopher Blog
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 24480

The recruits don't abide by a gentlemen's agreement. If they're not satisfied with the school they committed to, they're free to talk with any school they like. The benefit to them is that they're not getting harassed to the point of second-guessing themselves. The recruits don't have to abide by i...
by Gopher Blog
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 24480

Daulton21 wrote:Just my personal opinion, Nothing against the kids, They don't know any better. but actions like this sure make me lose respect for the U of MN program.
You may as well lose respect for the entire system then because it isn't just one school.
by Gopher Blog
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 24480

My point is, it's disingenuous of Lucia to call for the end of the GA and also acknowledge it has value. Every Minnesotan who isn't a Gopher fan knows that Lucia is just bitter that other local college programs sometimes gamble on in-state recruits and sometimes land blue chippers. He thinks the Go...
by Gopher Blog
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greeenway Freshman commits to St. Cloud State
Replies: 23
Views: 5697

That's not true. Mike Eaves was an over-recruiter and it ultimately cost him his job. You can only delay or rescind offers so many times before it comes back to bite you in the end. Eaves lost his job because he wasn't very well liked (which had built up over the years) and he did a poor job of hir...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mittelstadt
Replies: 17
Views: 15115

Lucia is such a crappy coach that his own kid didn't want to play for him. Yeah as a college kid I'd sure want my dad over my shoulder watching everything I was doing. :roll: Didn't his other son play for him? Yes Tony did play for the Gophers while Mario attended Notre Dame. In Mario's first year ...
by Gopher Blog
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Henry Enebak to SCSU
Replies: 27
Views: 8733

If my kid were D1 capable, I'd much rather he play for a SCSU, UND, UMD, UNO, etc. I'm within driving distance of most games. If he goes to the U, I can't or it would be a much larger issue for me. This reasoning may factor into the equation also. 27 of Minnesota's 37 total games were played in MN ...
by Gopher Blog
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Henry Enebak to SCSU
Replies: 27
Views: 8733

It isn't as much the diploma as it is the networking and other opportunities afforded... and I can 100% guarantee that the networking at a place like CSOM at the U are unmatched by any of the small outstate schools... and it isn't even close.
by Gopher Blog
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Brinkman to Gophers
Replies: 38
Views: 8888

But no titles.... which is kind of my point. and UND hasn't had a title in 15+ years despite having the likes of Parise and Toews go through their program over that span. It's not quite so easy... especially in a "one and done" tournament in which a hot goalie can steal a game against a superior op...
by Gopher Blog
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Brinkman to Gophers
Replies: 38
Views: 8888

Re: Brinkman to Gophers

Another early commit yet to play a high school game? Congratulations to the kid that will be a good player. Wonder how much younger the Gophers are going to go. #desperateDon :oops: I wouldn't call it desperate considering the list of options the kid had. If the Gopher coach didn't land a player li...
by Gopher Blog
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

I thought the point of the rule change was to close the age gap?
You're focusing part of the discussion on a segment (accelerated 17 year olds) that are relatively rare in college hockey. Especially compared to the number of 21 year old "freshmen".
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

I believe the issue is age differential and safety. If that is the B10 and some of the power program reasoning, it shouldn't make a difference if it is a top prospect or adviser driven. Since the acceleration is less common and effects less players, common sense would say to change the rule for the...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

Going the other way on this age issue. If the B10 and a few other top programs are worried about the age differential, why do they encourage players to accelerate their HS education so they can start their college career earlier, and in most cases as a 17 yr old? It's not like acceleration at 17 is...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

Delaying isn't their choice... but it doesn't stop them from doing it, right? They do what they have to. Same as leaving a year sooner w/o a degree to keep playing elsewhere isn't going to stop them. The goal may be a degree but there is also a small window of time to make money playing the game if ...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

Not sure what you meant about chasing money? I don't think any 24 who wants to continue playing in the minors or over seas is really chasing money, plus they will have a degree in hand. I would guess that most of these players are delaying their education, hoping to get some financial aid and playi...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

I guess I wasn't clear on by what I meant as"want". They realize the NHL is not going to happen, but with a college degree in hand the may want to continue in the minors or overseas. And this rule change would stop them from pursuing such activities in what way? If they were willing to delay their ...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

When you're 25 years old it's past time to move on and get your life underway. You should no longer be an undergrad in college going to school with 18 year olds. If you're still living the dream of making it in the NHL you should be living it in the minor leagues, which would be better preparation ...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

The difference is you can't argue my examples are wrong. If you could, you would. The case makes itself. Arguing with you is fruitless because you've never conceded an obvious fact in your life. You have the maroonest and goldest goggles in Minnesota. As I said... You can't dismiss what I said with...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

The difference is you can't argue my examples are wrong. If you could, you would. Instead the response is just conjecture. You can venture the opinion but it rings very hollow when the players you claim will get more pressure are not the same types of players affected by this proposed rule. Not to m...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

Re: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal

Sorry TEO but the nature of your remarks are (at best) a stretch with regard to the impact on HS hockey. The types of elite guys in MN HS hockey that currently leave (or be at greater risk for leaving) are not the same guys that tend to enter into college after 20 years old... nor will this potenti...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

McMahon's solutions are also unrealistic. First of all, the LOI system with "signing periods" is not just for college hockey. It is for multiple sports. They aren't going to rearrange an entire system of doing things for multiple sports simply because of this one situation. That is fantasy. I think ...
by Gopher Blog
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

Re: NCAA Age Restriction Proposal

Sorry TEO but the nature of your remarks are (at best) a stretch with regard to the impact on HS hockey. The types of elite guys in MN HS hockey that currently leave (or be at greater risk for leaving) are not the same guys that tend to enter into college after 20 years old... nor will this potentia...
by Gopher Blog
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Phillips commits to the Gophs
Replies: 15
Views: 4926

Sats81 wrote:congrats. seems like gophers are landing almost everyone over last year...
They've hit on a very high percentage. No doubt about that. Maybe even a bit higher than usual.
by Gopher Blog
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers 2015 - 2016
Replies: 108
Views: 14274

Re: Gophers 2015 - 2016

Top 10 questions include: 1. Who will be the starting goalie? In prior seasons when there hasn't been a clear cut returning #1 goalie, they tend to alternate starts early on and let their play dictate who earns the job. I think Schierhorn will be the guy will take the job in time. He had an excelle...